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Homemade TrikesHome as a trike factory
Owner: Toni Makela
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by white eagle 7 months agoHey dennis good to see you on. I too am interested in finding alternative 4 stroke engines for my soaring trike! Seems theres more choices out there?
by Dennis McLain 7 months agoCurrently flying with a 17.5 Stratus wing and a 340 Kawasaki. I really want to have a four stroke. Has anyone tested of the shelf 4-strokes from Honda, or others?
by Toni Makela 4 years agoThe "factory" has been completed, and all the machining equipment are working. Now I just wait landing gears diagonal strut rod ends to arrive, so I can finish main landing gears. Next thing is front landing gear welds throttle pedal and final assembly. I think that ill put trike together and fly it first and paint it afterwards : )
Here has been lovely summer, but very busy. Trike has remained at the same stage, but now I have almost ready workshop just a little paint job and heating system and it is ready.
The work itself was not really the easiest, first I dismantle the ceiling from the barn cause it was too low to and build a new, and high enough. and Now, within a height of almost three meters. Next time more pictures from trike project.
Fuel tank is almost in its own place, little problems has developed due to fuelpump.
The fuel filter have to handle 3bar pressure all the time and if the hose somehow clogged the pressure is about 10bar (140psi) fuelfilter have to handle it.
I also made some stupid choice with fuel tank cause i made the mold my self i have no good place to install the fuel filter, i have made secondary support from honeycomb but the tank is quite slippery and they move separately i must put hose fittings between them, i have AN fittings for this place but i afraid tank rupture, more pics coming in few days
Happy new year everyone !
I added few more pics. next thing to do is fuel lines, fuel pump, and front fork.
Temperature of -29 degrees Celsius in the morning. approximately 25 cm of snow in the yard. garage otherwise the same situation, but inside there is no snow:)
I've done a bit of the battery mounting and securing of the tank has shifted due to the battery attachment
pictures coming when the battery is attached
Nice Christmas to all of you
by Chris Bonnerup 5 years agoHi Toni,
Yes, I can believe for certain that winter is coming in Finland. Bundle up!
by Toni Makela 6 years agoI do a new floor to my trikefactory, all trike parts are ready to install... BUT. Winter is just coming up and are forced to complete the floor first.
by Toni Makela 6 years agoexhaust pipe is coming soon . supertrap silencer came month a go
front and rear shockabsorbers need to be installed with new brakets, last ones were made so that shock absorbers hit the attacment bolts.
Fueltank is ready it is 35 litres of capacity weights 3 kg
next thing to do is install frame in its own place, i dont know should my elbows fit inside or outside of plane? or shod i made narrow or widebodey plane : )